Spearfishing is an ancient tradition that has been around for centuries, with the first recorded instance of it occurring in Ancient Greece. It is a method of fishing where a person dives underwater and catches fish using a spear or harpoon, rather than using traditional methods such as angling or netting. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the thrill and challenge it offers, as well as providing an opportunity to explore the depths of the ocean.
The world record for spearfishing is currently held by French diver, Pierre-Yves Le Meur. He set the record on October 28th 2020 when he caught a 57kg Amberjack off the coast of Saint Malo in France. The fish was caught from a depth of 35 meters, which is quite remarkable considering that many professional spearfishers struggle to catch fish from depths greater than 25 meters.
Le Meur’s achievement is all the more impressive considering that he only started spearfishing at the age of 18 after being inspired by his father who was an avid fisherman. Since then he has dedicated himself to mastering this skill and has become one of the top spearfishers in Europe. He often travels around Europe to take part in various tournaments and competitions and has won several prestigious awards.
In order to break Le Meur’s record, competitors must be able to dive deep into the ocean and have excellent physical fitness and strength. They must also have excellent accuracy when throwing their spears or harpoons, as well as having knowledge about the different types of underwater creatures they will encounter while diving.
It is clear that Pierre-Yves Le Meur has achieved something truly remarkable with his world record-breaking catch, and it will likely take some time before his record is broken by another spearfisherman or woman.
Pierre-Yves Le Meur currently holds the world record for spearfishing after catching a 57kg Amberjack off the coast of Saint Malo in France on October 28th 2020 from a depth of 35 meters. His achievement is even more impressive considering that he only started spearfishing at 18 years old after being inspired by his father who was an avid fisherman. In order to break Le Meur’s record, competitors must be able to dive deep into the ocean and have excellent physical fitness and strength as well as keen accuracy when throwing their spears or harpoons.